Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Saturday mornings from 2.00 to 3.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
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Gadget of the Week
Acer Aspire iDea 500 Media Centre PC
This unusual PC allows you to: -
Record, pause, and watch live TV.
Collect and listen to music.
Organise and share photos.
Download and watch movies with high quality picture and sound.
Dual hybrid tuners (2 x analogue + 2 x digital freeview)
Excellent and amazing connectivity including HDMI output (up to 1080p), 2xSCART, DVI output, 2xs-video, composite, component, TV antenna in and out, 2x s/pdif, 7.1 channel audio, headphone out, mic in, 4x USB, 2 x Firewire,) etc etc etc.
Supports High Definition
Powerful Intel Core Duo processor
Keyboard receiver and remote control receiver built-in
Built-in memory card reader
Quiet in operation
Features Microsoft Window XP Media Centre Edition and Intels Viiv technology
Doesnt feature the Core 2 Duo processor
Hard drive could have been a tad bigger
List Price: £899 inc. VAT
Competitive Internet price: £799 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 9 Stars An excellent home entertainment PC. Well done Acer!